Beyond the Summit has announced Dota Summit 13 Online, a Dota 2 tournament beginning next week.
With the indefinite delay of The International 10, Valve continues to make strides to keep the Dota 2 tournament scene alive. They recently teamed with Movistar Liga Pro Gaming to fund two South American tournaments. Monday, the Valve-supported Dota Summit 13 Online was announced to being Oct. 21.
The tournament features a $250,000 prize pool which will be split between the three divisions — Europe and CIS, North and South American, and Southeast Asia. Like with the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming tournaments, Valve is financially supporting Dota Summit 13 Online.
Beyond the Summit Announces Dota Summit 13 Online
Beyond the Summit co-founder David "GoDz" Parker detailed Valve's involvement on Reddit. “Their support is financial – directly increasing the prize pool,” he said. “Without getting into the battle-pass stuff and amount discussion, I will say for the teams in NA+SA and SEA who will be competing for $100k USD prize pools, it makes a sizeable difference. When prize pools for these regions have mostly ranged from $30-50k USD, they’ll be competing for double that with the same time commitment.”
No teams have been announced for the tournament yet. All three divisions will have open qualifiers, which teams can begin signing up for later this week. Southeast Asia and North/South America's qualifiers will be played this weekend, while the Europe/CIS qualifiers will begin "later on."
Dota Summit 13 Online will conclude on Nov. 8.